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104 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $8.95 (US $8.95)

Publication Date: January 2014

ISBN 9788499533322

Rights: US, CA, AU & UK

Linkgua (Jan 2014)


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Marianela tells the story of love between a poor and homely girl and Pablo, a man who was born blind. The story takes place in Socartes, a small village, and Aldeacorba, where Pable lives with his father don Francisco Penáguilas. The Penáguilas family enjoy their growing wealth, and Pablo is happy passing the time with Nela his guide. Nela is a poor orphan who lives with the family of Centeno, the foreman of the local mines. She is mistreated and only feels happy when she is accompanying Pablo. They feel a profound love, and Pablo promises to marry her. Pablo believes that Marianela is a woman of extraordinary beauty. However, don Teodoro Golfín, a famous opthalmologist, has been called to Socartes in order to cure Pablo. Why has nature, which is filled to the brim with good materials, denied him the only thing that can make him happy? Pablo's operation and treatment lead to a dramatic conclusion for he and his love Marianela.En Marianela, de Benito Pérez Galdós, se relata el amor entre una chica pobre y no muy agraciada, y Pablo, un hombre ciego de nacimiento. La trama transcurre en Socartes, pueblo minero, y Aldeacorba, donde vive Pablo con don Francisco Penáguilas, su padre. La familia Penáguilas goza de una creciente riqueza y Pablo es feliz junto Nela, su lazarillo; con quien pasea y conversa. Nela es una pobre huérfana que vive con la familia del capataz de las minas, Centeno. Es menospreciada y solo siente alegría acompañando a Pablo. Sienten un amor profundo y Pablo le promete casarse con ella. Pablo cree que Marianela es una mujer de extraordinaria belleza. Sin embargo, a Socartes ha llegado don Teodoro Golfín, un famoso oftalmólogo, con el propósito de curar a Pablo. ¿Por qué la naturaleza al colmarle de bienes materiales le niega lo único que puede hacerlo feliz? Al final de Marianela la operación de Pablo y su curación provocan un desenlace dramático.

Author Biography

Benito Pérez Galdós was the youngest of 10 children. He studied at the school of St. Augustine and showed interest in music and painting. In 1861 he wrote his first texts, and the following year went to Madrid to study law. There he collaborated with La Nación before leaving for Paris and working as a translator. Highly politicized, Galdós joined the Republican Party and was elected a deputy in Madrid, all the while continuing to produce and publish novels. Due to financial problems, he continued writing despite the onset of blindness in his later years.